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Twelve for the Future 2018/2019

September 20 – 23, 2018. Skåne, Sweden

Twelve for the Future is a project driven co-production workshop for young Nordic documentary producers and directors. The workshop aims at developing projects for international co-production, establishing a professional network for the participants as well as connecting Nordic producers/directors and relevant decision makers.

Twelve for the Future is focusing on project development, networking, presentation techniques and financing opportunities. Guided by experienced tutors and working in small groups, the workshop creates an informal atmosphere of knowledge and mutual inspiration, leading to encouraging discussions, feedback and new contacts.

The workshop programme is divided in 2 parts. The 1st part takes place September 20 - 23 in Southern Sweden and focuses on the development of the participants' projects. Again this year Twelve for the Future has joined forces with Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries and an observer seat has been reserved for all interested workshop participants for the two pitching days on September 24 - 25. Furthermore a discount on the observer seat will be available for all participants who are newcomers to the Forum. Nordisk Panorama Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries takes place in Malmö, Sweden.

The 2nd part of Twelve for the Future takes place end of January 2019 in Helsinki, Finland in conjunction with the DocPoint Documentary Film Festival. Here the participants have individual meetings with decision makers from Nordic TV channels and Film Institutes.

In the period between the two sessions, the participants can be in contact with EDN for further guidance on their project development and presentations.

Twelve for the Future has for many newcomers in the field of international documentary filmmaking proved to establish a valuable network among Nordic colleagues and financiers.

Examples of successful Twelve for the Future projects

Among earlier Twelve for the Future projects are:


Bobbi Jene
Director: Elvira Lind | Producers: Julie Leerskov & Sara Stockmann
Sonntag Pictures, Denmark

Director: Ahang Bashi | Producer: David Herdies
Momento Film, Sweden

My Father from Sirius
Director: Einari Paakkanen | Producer: Elina Pohjola
Pohjola-filmi, Finland

Moldovan Miracle

Director: Stian Indrevoll | Producer: Johnny Holmvåg
Flimmer Film, Norway


Documentary projects can be submitted until June 4, 2018 and applications should include the following:


1. Application form

Please download the Twelve for the Future application form and complete all required fields. In case you encounter problems accessing the PDF form within your browser, please download it and open the form using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.


2. The 2-page presentation

In your written presentation consisting of two pages, please make sure to include the following information:

• synopsis
• short CV & filmography of company / director / producer
• details about the film — depending on the nature of the project this can be: the story/characters/visual approach/directors note etc
• status of the project: in development / in production / in postproduction
• contact information
• trailer or examples of previous work


All trailers and examples of previous work must be submitted via a link to stream or download.

You can submit your project by e-mail to submit_@If you can read this, please upgrade to a modern Please mention "Twelve for the Future Application" in the subject line.


We would like to encourage producer & director teams to participate together. The working language at the workshop is English. The participation fee is 1.125 Euro for each person. This includes hotel, food and all materials for both the 1st and 2nd part. Transportation to the workshop venues is not included in the fee.


The workshop is also open for participants without a project.

Click here for more information on Nordisk Panorama Forum and DocPoint.